Matisse Montages

Our caterpillars have now moved to their new home in the chrysalis station.


We have been researching the artist Henri Matisse. We know that he liked to use bright colours and ¬†cut out shapes to create montages. One of his most famous pieces was called ‘The Snail.’ ¬†Luisa’s family very kindly donated some canvases to our class so we decided to recreate our own montage of a snail on canvas.

This week our star writers wrote fantastic acrostic poems about different mini beasts.


Sticky web maker.

Pearcing black eight legged beast.

Ink coloured insect.

Dies when somebody stamps on it.

Eager to make a web.

Really super duper black.


Mega fast, never slow.

A ninja of stealth.

Natural ninja.

They are leaf cutters did you know?

Incredible creatures.

Super animal.


Frogs start as eggs.

Round eggs too.

Out pops a tadpole.

Growing arms and legs.